Officer education programme

The Maersk Officer Education Programme provides a rich and motivating environment for professional development and personal growth. A job as officer provides excellent career opportunities, introduction to a strong network across the group as well as wide-ranging seafaring skills and leadership training.

Education and training

The Maersk Officer Education Programme gives an all-round foundation in seafaring– preparing you for life above deck and below.

The Maersk cadet programmes focus on either Deck Cadet training or Engineer Cadet training. The Maersk Officer Education Programme covers both disciplines – giving you a wide array of skills, competencies and opportunities.

Integral to our Officer Education Programme is training in the Maersk core values which are the backbone of our company. They guide us all to work in a principled and sustainable way when we are conducting business on board or off.

Who we are looking for

The Maersk Officer Education is a emanding programme, suited to ambitious, enthusiastic and hard-working individuals with leadership potential.

You need to have A-Levels or your country’s equivalent school leavers’ certificate and to pass the Maersk admissions test, which challenges a variety of logical, verbal and practical reasoning skills. Additionally you need to have a clean criminal record and a clean bill of health.

What we offer

Conditions of engagement during education programmes vary around the world. In the Scandinavian region, however, all tuition fees are covered, and a student grant is available during periods of study. During periods of on-the-job training, you will be classed as a Maersk employee. 

When you have completed the Maersk Officer Education Programme, you will be qualified to embark immediately upon an exciting career as a Junior Officer. You will also have all the theoretical qualifications you need to proceed to the sought-after Captain- or Chief Engineer positions in due course. Your choice of specializations and the experience you accrue will determine how quickly you can proceed through the ranks.

Interested in joining the programme?

You can fill in the online application at any time during the year. Applications are processed and a shortlist drawn up in late autumn/ winter, interviews are held in spring, and the Maersk Officer Education Programme starts the following September. The recruitment process varies from country to country. Please be sure to check the specific application procedures in your local area to make sure you don’t miss any crucial deadlines.

Application submission

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